Elephone release Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for Mediatek – Download now


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As promised Android 4.4 Kitkat is finally rolling out on to Mediatek powered Android phones! One of the  first manufacturers to release 4.4 on is Elephone!

Elephone have realeased Android 4.4.2 Kitkat for some of their Android smartphones running Mediatek processors. It is a refreshing change to see a smaller phone manufacturer lead the pack when it comes to releasing ROMs and Elephone have done a good job at offering the new KitKat ROM on some of their range with the rest to follow later this month.

We have not tried the ROM ourselves (as we are awaiting an Elephone for review) but those of you with Elephone smartphones can follow the links after this video to try it our for yourselves:

Elephone Mediatek phone running Android 4.4 Kitkat

Download Android 4.4 Kitkat for Elephone phones

If you have an Elephone Android phone you can download Android 4.4 Kitkat for Mediatek by following the links below;

Remember to back-up your phone before updating! If you try the ROM let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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60 Comments

  1. sunny
    May 5, 2014

    wow, very good!

  2. Airyl
    May 5, 2014

    Someone get these guys medals! Kudos to Elephone for being the first Chinese manufacturer to release a downloadable KitKat ROM for their phone! I might get myself an Elephone P9 now I know which brand released it’s updates first. If there’s one complaint I have, it’s that the P7 has yet to be updated since it’s the one needs this the most.

    On a side note, which phone will you be reviewing Andi? The P7 or the P9?

    • Pradita Utama
      May 5, 2014

      I think the first one is lenovo with Vibe 1.5 (4.4.2)

      • Airyl
        May 5, 2014

        Vibe (or at least the version I used) is pretty laggy.

  3. OnlyMe999
    May 5, 2014

    It took a bloody long time! Lets hope that the Jiayu F1 gets updated with android 4.4 so we can have a seriously cheap android 4.4 phone.

  4. masterxcvt
    May 5, 2014

    I will try to install it on my P9. Will leave a review if I manage to install it 😀

  5. Adam Irvine
    May 5, 2014

    Well done Elephone!

    On a side note Andi, can you use your powers and contact ThL and ask them when they’ll be ‘pulling their fingers out’ and getting some 4.4.2 goodness on the go?

    I have friends here in the UK with a w100, w8s and a t200 all running 4.2.

    Shocking…

    • POY
      May 5, 2014

      I agree 100%, a new ROM for the W8s would be good. That phone was only released second half of last year and they gave the original W8 an update from 4.1 to 4.2.

      4.2 has some advantages though.

  6. Guest
    May 5, 2014

    wow, very good!

  7. Airyl
    May 5, 2014

    Someone get these guys medals! Kudos to Elephone for being the first Chinese manufacturer to release a downloadable KitKat ROM for their phone! I might get myself an Elephone P9 now I know which brand released it’s updates first. If there’s one complaint I have, it’s that the P7 has yet to be updated since it’s the one needs this the most.

    On a side note, which phone will you be reviewing Andi? The P7 or the P9?

    • praditautama
      May 5, 2014

      I think the first one is lenovo with Vibe 1.5 (4.4.2)

    • Airyl
      May 5, 2014

      Vibe (or at least the version I used) is pretty laggy.

  8. desponent
    May 5, 2014

    C’mon Jiayu, don’t embarrass yourself being outdone by elephone.

  9. tweakers
    May 5, 2014

    how to install??????

    • buzz
      May 12, 2014

      On your computer , install pdanet- vcom drivers for mg6592 phone , install latest version of sp flash tool , download kitkat rom for Elephant P8.
      Unzip and install drivers , unzip and open sp flash tool. Click scatter file create in the flash tool and click on elephone P8 rom , double click to get scatter file , this will take you back to the sp flash tool screen. Click download , with USB debugging turned on in phone , power off phone then plug into computer. It should start downloading to your phone. When its finished disconnect phone from computer .remove battery for ten seconds reinsert and turn phone on . If it all went accordingly it should boot into Kitkat.
      I had trouble installing on my phone , and had to use a Samsung USB cable before it worked.
      Kitkat is smooth with a couple of extra features , battery life is unchanged.

    • Hussein Karim
      July 24, 2014

      with sp flash tool

  10. OnlyMe999
    May 5, 2014

    It took a bloody long time! Lets hope that the Jiayu F1 gets updated with android 4.4 so we can have a seriously cheap android 4.4 phone.

  11. Guest
    May 5, 2014

    I will try to install it on my P9. Will leave a review if I manage to install it 😀

  12. Adam Irvine
    May 5, 2014

    Well done Elephone!

    On a side note Andi, can you use your powers and contact ThL and ask them when they’ll be ‘pulling their fingers out’ and getting some 4.4.2 goodness on the go?

    I have friends here in the UK with a w100, w8s and a t200 all running 4.2.

    Shocking…

    • POY
      May 6, 2014

      I agree 100%, a new ROM for the W8s would be good. That phone was only released second half of last year and they gave the original W8 an update from 4.1 to 4.2.

      4.2 has some advantages though.

  13. Adam Irvine
    May 5, 2014

    Well done Elephone!

    On a side note Andi, can you use your powers and contact ThL and ask them when they’ll be ‘pulling their fingers out’ and getting some 4.4.2 goodness on the go?

    I have friends here in the UK with a w100, w8s and a t200 all running 4.2.

    Shocking…

    • POY
      May 6, 2014

      I agree 100%, a new ROM for the W8s would be good. That phone was only released second half of last year and they gave the original W8 an update from 4.1 to 4.2.

      4.2 has some advantages though.

  14. nietjasom
    May 5, 2014

    No kitkat for the p6?
    Of course not since this phone is horrible and it seems like theyve dropped support on it
    For reference take a look at the mtkforums p6 forum

  15. desponent
    May 5, 2014

    C’mon Jiayu, don’t embarrass yourself being outdone by elephone.

  16. Guest
    May 5, 2014

    how to install??????

    • buzz
      May 12, 2014

      On your computer , install pdanet- vcom drivers for mg6592 phone , install latest version of sp flash tool , download kitkat rom for Elephant P8.
      Unzip and install drivers , unzip and open sp flash tool. Click scatter file create in the flash tool and click on elephone P8 rom , double click to get scatter file , this will take you back to the sp flash tool screen. Click download , with USB debugging turned on in phone , power off phone then plug into computer. It should start downloading to your phone. When its finished disconnect phone from computer .remove battery for ten seconds reinsert and turn phone on . If it all went accordingly it should boot into Kitkat.
      I had trouble installing on my phone , and had to use a Samsung USB cable before it worked.
      Kitkat is smooth with a couple of extra features , battery life is unchanged.

    • Hussein Karim
      July 24, 2014

      with sp flash tool

  17. masterxcvt
    May 5, 2014

    Can’t find the right download button. Downloaded some stuff off the link, is only in chinese. Help anyone?!

  18. Guest
    May 5, 2014

    No kitkat for the p6?
    Of course not since this phone is horrible and it seems like theyve dropped support on it
    For reference take a look at the mtkforums p6 forum

  19. Chan
    May 5, 2014

    Where is the download for the P7 Blade?

  20. Guest
    May 5, 2014

    Can’t find the right download button. Downloaded some stuff off the link, is only in chinese. Help anyone?!

  21. Chan
    May 5, 2014

    Where is the download for the P7 Blade?

  22. Daniele Donnarumma
    May 6, 2014

    Is there an update 4.4 kitkat for Elephone P7 mini?

  23. Daniele Donnarumma
    May 6, 2014

    Is there an update 4.4 kitkat for Elephone P7 mini?

  24. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    Corrupt file in the P8 download , scatter file is unable to open . Tried two separate very slow downloads without luck.

    • masterxcvt
      May 7, 2014

      I cannot download also for P9, corrupt file 🙁
      help

  25. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    Corrupt file in the P8 download , scatter file is unable to open . Tried two separate very slow downloads without luck.

    • Guest
      May 7, 2014

      I cannot download also for P9, corrupt file 🙁
      help

  26. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    To install the Kitkat rom go to Zopomobileshop.com , click support button at top of page , click downloads and here you will find all the info and downloads you need. But !.. the downloads for Kitkat rom I have tried so far have failed due to corrupt disc image files.

  27. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    Use Google chrome browser to download kitkat , click translate page. Click the right hand download button on the first page , click the right hand button on the pop up window , enter the code and click the blue left hand button.

  28. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    To install the Kitkat rom go to Zopomobileshop.com , click support button at top of page , click downloads and here you will find all the info and downloads you need. But !.. the downloads for Kitkat rom I have tried so far have failed due to corrupt disc image files.

  29. buzz
    May 7, 2014

    Use Google chrome browser to download kitkat , click translate page. Click the right hand download button on the first page , click the right hand button on the pop up window , enter the code and click the blue left hand button.

  30. Shady
    May 9, 2014

    The page only in Chinese language, please I need to be in English

  31. Guest
    May 9, 2014

    The page only in Chinese language, please I need to be in English

  32. Byron
    May 10, 2014

    Andi I do not think that this rom is legit. It wont fit to p9 and there is no word of it at elephonemobiles.com

    • May 10, 2014

      Should be as these are the links Elephone sent to us

      • Byron
        May 11, 2014

        as many already stated these fail with “scatter file is unable to open… legit” and latest sp flash tool says its too big or somethng like that

  33. Byron
    May 11, 2014

    Andi I do not think that this rom is legit. It wont fit to p9 and there is no word of it at elephonemobiles.com

    • Andi Sykes
      May 11, 2014

      Should be as these are the links Elephone sent to us

    • Byron
      May 11, 2014

      as many already stated these fail with “scatter file is unable to open… legit” and latest sp flash tool says its too big or somethng like that

  34. Vali
    May 27, 2014

    I got 2 elephone P8, one for me and one for my wife. One of them have android 4.2.2 and the other one have 4.4.2. Battery life is better for 4.4.2 (both phones charged 100%, used in the same condition, 4.4.2 remain 40% and 4.2.2. 0%). Definitely 4.4.2 is less buggy, and is a better choice.

  35. Vali
    May 27, 2014

    I got 2 elephone P8, one for me and one for my wife. One of them have android 4.2.2 and the other one have 4.4.2. Battery life is better for 4.4.2 (both phones charged 100%, used in the same condition, 4.4.2 remain 40% and 4.2.2. 0%). Definitely 4.4.2 is less buggy, and is a better choice.

  36. Huang Liwei
    May 30, 2014

    can this use for nibiru

  37. Huang Liwei
    May 30, 2014

    can this use on nibiru

  38. Huang Liwei
    May 30, 2014

    can this use for nibiru

  39. Huang Liwei
    May 30, 2014

    can this use on nibiru

  40. Hussein Karim
    June 15, 2014

    What About P7 Mini

  41. Hussein Karim
    June 15, 2014

    What About P7 Mini

  42. benaya
    July 5, 2015

    can I install elephone P8 Kitkat for my THL T200?

  43. benaya
    July 5, 2015

    can I install elephone P8 Kitkat for my THL T200?